This week in Winning Post

Underrated sprinter English again upstaged her old rival Redzel in the recent Doomben 10,000 and she'll be out to go on her winning way in this Saturday's Kingsford Smith Cup.

Meanwhile Youngstar is primed to go on her winning way in the Queensland Oaks.

The Kingsford Smith and the Oaks head a huge program of black-type racing at Doomben, also featuring the BRC Sires' Produce, the remier's Cup, the Glenlogan Park Stakes and the Grand Prix.

Meanwhile in Melbourne, jumps racing gets a rare shot at the Saturday stage with the Australian Hurdle and Steeple at Ladbrokes Park.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting and the daytime action at Werribee and Casino (Beef Week Cup day) as well as fields, colours and selections for Casino, Canberra and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Ladbrokes Park in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville Parks in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Warracknabeal (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Gosford(NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Gunnedah Cup day, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post May 26 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
bet365 Geelong synthetic, Taree
Moonee Valley, Rosehill, Morphettville Parks, Sunshine Coast, Belmont, Bendigo (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sportsbet-Ballarat, Bathurst, Toowoomba, Devonport
What is your view on state wagering point-of-consumption taxes?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Doomben Saturday - R3 N13 Aqua Vite 11th
Doomben Saturday - R5 N12 Sizzling Ace 3rd
Doomben Saturday - R7 N1 Impending 1st
Doomben Saturday - R8 N3 Youngstar 1st
Doomben Saturday - R9 N2 Whypeeo 9th
Letter of the Week

Don't cook goose

Point-of-consumption taxes terrify me, with the future of Aussie racing and sports possibly on the line.
If it claws a bit back from underpaying corporates, yet doesn’t make punting unviable again (as it was last century with the TAB monopoly), all well and good. 
But what if big punters are forced truly offshore, to bookies and exchanges that pay zero fees to Aussie racing or governments?
If pro punters can’t win, they’ll look elsewhere. There’s plenty of glamorous low-fee product to bet on overseas. 
After 18 years of competition, and reasonable takeouts, it’s a fantasy to think they’ll return to our TABs’ 17 per cent.
Choke the golden goose too hard, and it may fly away, never to return.

John Tutty
Pakenham (Vic)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: